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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild announced Saturday that it has recalled defenseman Steven Kampfer and center Chad Rau from Houston of the AHL. Kampfer, 23, was acquired from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Greg Zanon on Feb. 27. Kampfer recorded two assists and a plus-6 rating in 10 games with the Bruins this season. He also had five points in 12 games for Providence in AHL action. Kampfer skated in 38 games for the Bruins in 2010-11, posting 10 points. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound former Michigan Wolverine was twiced named to the All-CCHA Tournament Team. He was Anaheim's fourth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Kampfer will wear sweater No. 38 with the Wild.
Rau, a 25-year-old Eden Prairie native, has posted a pair of game-winning goals in seven games with the Wild this season. The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder has recorded 24 points and a plus-3 rating in 48 games with Houston this season. He was selected by Toronto in the seventh round in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Rau, who was signed as a free agent by the Wild in 2010, wears No. 36 for Minnesota.
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Perhaps preparing to be without No. 1 goaltender Niklas Backstrom for a an extended period, the Minnesota Wild on Friday called up goalie Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros of the NHL.
Backstrom stopped five of six shots before leaving Thursday's night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens with a leg injury at the 2:52 mark of the first period, and his status for Friday night...
MONTREAL - Forward Erik Christensen, who has a -5 plus-minus rating in his past three games and played a key role in a goal allowed by the Minnesota Wild during their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, will be scratched tonight for the first time since the team traded for him on Feb. 3.
Christensen hasn't scored a goal or registered an assist in 12 games, though he...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild rookie goaltender Matt Hackett said he was nervous in making his first career start at the Xcel Energy Center.
His coach didn't see the nerves.
Hackett made 34 saves, but Minnesota lost 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Colorado scored on its third shot of the game just 1:42 into the game and added another score on a power play at 8:25...
SUNDAY'S STORY LINE: Steven Kampfer acquired Monday from Boston for Greg Zanon is scheduled to make his Wild debut tonight. Kampfer, 23, will be the 43rd player to skate for Minnesota this season.
The defenseman was sent to Houston after he was acquired from the Bruins, but didn't have a chance to play a game for the Aeros.
Kampfer said he was a little surprised to get...
Minnesota's Devin Setoguchi had a chance to put home the equalizer in the third round of the shootout last night against the Canadiens. In summary, it didn't go so well.
Setoguchi decided to come in with a bit of speed and lost control of the puck as he wound up for a shot. As he attempted to slow down and regain puck possession he lost control and hit the deck...
In Thursday night's NHL game in Montreal, Minnesota forward Devin Setoguchi took the final shootout attempt for the Wild. The Canadiens held a one goal lead in the shootout, so Setoguchi had to make the shot to lock up the tie. However, to say that Setoguchi did not make the shot would be an understatement, as his shootout attempt may have been the worst in NHL history. Setoguchi...
Everyone knows that if you want to score (or at least get close) in a shootout, all you need to do is a triple deke. Just ask Gordon Bombay, he’ll probably give you some crap about playing hockey with eggs and teamwork first, but eventually it always comes back to the triple deke. No matter [...]
Coming off an ugly 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Avs bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0.
Jamie McGinn scored his first two goals in an Avalanche sweater, both of them assisted by Peter Mueller and Stefan Elliott while Semyon Varlamov was a wall again with his second shutout in 10 games.
Varlamov was as he has been the past two weeks: quick feet with great...